I was wondering how many days should a lesson last? Will I be teaching a lesson for only a couple of days or will it last a week and then move on to the next lesson?
Assuming RS is Right Start.... most of the lessons are designed to be 1 day - but some lessons will say 2 days or a few days at the top of the lesson.
As for how long they really take - well that will depend a lot on the child and if they are finding it easy or hard. We could easily do 2 lessons a day when we started, as it was really easy for them. But then we were down to 1 lesson a day...
Generally we do 1 lesson a day - and try to get in games fairly often. For level B we did games every Friday. With level C, we are currently doing games a bit less often...
Depends on the level and the kid. Most of the time we do one lesson a day. Sometimes the lesson says "several days" and then we take several days....or not, if the kid shows that he understands it (we've even skipped whole lessons if they've got a solid grasp on it). For my 6-yr-old currently in Level A, we sometimes do one lesson a day and sometimes break it up over 2 or 3 days. It depends on his attention span and my patience level. His older brothers were able to do one lesson a day in Level A - youngest son, not so much.
Crazy4boys, maybe it will encourage you to know that a lesson in Level A is to take two days to cover, spending no more than 10 - 15 minutes per lesson. Of course if you child is grasping the concepts and doesn't mind going faster that is o.k. too.
Momofthree...unless the lesson says take 2 days or take 2-5 days....a lesson is usually done in a sitting. However, it will also depend on the child like the others have said. Or it could depend on how much time you devote to doing math a day. Ideally you should not be spending more than 30 min. on a lesson. So, if you don't finish the lesson in 30 minutes....it's ok to shut the book and resume where you left off the next day. If you need a few more minutes to complete the lesson then that is your choice and if you have the attention of your child.
Personally, the longer I've used RS the more I see the benefit of stopping a lesson when you lose the interst of your child. For some children that might mean taking longer to finish a lesson and for others that might mean you could spend more time on the lesson if you have their interest. You'll find your groove once you get going. :)
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